Monday, July 20, 2009

EVERETT is born!

We are happy to announce a new cousin and nephew who was born in the wee morning hours of Thursday, July 16.

Here's a little bit about him: He's healthy and beautiful. He gurgles and squeaks. He smells great and he loves yawning, scrunching up his face and hiccupping. He seems to poke himself in the eyes rather a lot, but we're sure that is a sign of cleverness. He was over 7 pounds but we have forgotten just how small that is because he seems impossibly tiny. He is very well behaved and doesn't play favourites, unless he's hungry, in which case he only cares about his mother. He could possibly be the best baby in the whole world. And we are so totally not biased, you have to believe us.

He is a brother for Natalie and a son for Ian and Angela.

The End of June and Part of July
One weekend in July, we made our annual trip to Kenora to stay with Arthur's uncle and aunt at their cottage. Other Manitoba relatives also joined us. This year we had beautiful skies but the air and water were too cool to tempt anyone to go swimming. We had lots of fun hanging out, catching up on stories and relaxing.

Our hosts are pictured above.

Our official summer started off when Brendan, our nephew, graduated from High School. In the photo below, he's standing between his parents. His graduation class was small -- only 11 students -- so we got to take in most of the festivities such as the ceremony, the banquet and the speeches. We were very happy to be a part of this event in Brendan's life. We are very proud of him!